Enter The Hull Hall of Fame...
Welcome to the Hull Hall of Fame, a celebration of the people of the City of Kingston-upon-Hull and the city’s many gifts to the world. This website is your go-to site for learning all about the rich history of Hull and some of the many reasons why it was awarded as the UK City of Culture for 2017. So a quick whizz around the Highlights of Hull you will find here; the screen you are reading this page on will have its origins in LCD Technology deleveloped at Hull University, Abolotion of Slavery was led by Hull MP William Wilberforce. Authors and Poets with Hull ties include, Phillip Larkin, Andrew Motion, Andrew Marvell, John Godber, JRR Tolkein, Winfred Holtby.
Hull is often portrayed negatively but there are so many famous people and events from this monumental city. We just want to celebrate those people that were born or made Hull their home for a while.
Bands and musicians with local ties include; Housemartins; Beautiful South, Paul Heaton, Fatboy Slim, David Bowies band members - Mick Ronson and Trevor Bolder, Roland Gift of Fine Young Canibals fame, Joe Longthorne. Trevor Bolder was also in Wishbone Ash and Uriah Heap.
Actors with strong Hull links include; Maureen Lipman CBE, Debra Stephenson, Reece Shearsmith, Marjorie Rhodes. The Movie Mogul Lord J Arthur Rank was also born on Holderness Road in Hull. The Movie Director behind the English Patient that won nine Oscars was Anthony Minghella who went to Hull University.
If none of those are on your Venn diagram of interesting things then perhaps the fact the Venn diagram concept itself was created here in Hull, will.
So spend some time here and find out some interesting facts about the City ofHull, its people, its events and its unique place in world history. As a huge port city its influence has stretched far and wide.
We hope you enjoy spending a little time here and if we have missed anything or you want to add or correct something drop us a line via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The amazon links that are used on this site are how the site is funded. The webspace and the website name (Hulloffame), the computers used and the team require a bit of funding to make this website exist. So if you buy something from the Amazon links we get a tiny commission and it will just help us to carry on! You will also be supporting the musician or author, so helping a local person too. Thanks for your support.
Come on you 'ull.